Posts Tagged ‘California’

Book Review: A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

It was fascinating to read about characters with a strange sense of morality

Book Review: 23 Degrees South by Neal Rabin

The story is action packed, sometimes hilarious, sometimes amusing, but always entertaining.

Book Review: The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown

About: The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride by Daniel James Brown is a non-fiction book telling the harrowing story of the folks being stuck on top of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in one of the coldest winters recorded. The story is told through the eyes of Sarah, a new […]

Book Review: The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland

The setting takes place close to a hotly contested election to the governorship of California where both candidates are trying to stay on the good side of the Chinese, knowing full well that American citizens despise having a foreign military presence in their midst.

Book Review: Reagan by H.W. Brands

The book follows Reagan from his youth, his Hollywood career, his presidency (which gets the lion share of the book of course) and to his death.

Book Review: Walt Disney by Neal Gabler

The book will make you look at Disney features in a new light, weather artistically, cinematically or just because you knew the hard work and drama that went behind the scenes.

Book Review: Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson

Mr. Johnson manages to tackle tough issues with grace and humor using interesting characters and plot twists. This book would make an excellent choice for a book club, as there is much to discuss and address.

Guest Book Review: Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

The main character and the narrator is 13-year-old Madison Spenser. Every person can envy her life, her mother is a Hollywood star and father is a film producer. But as it turns out during the narration of dead Madison, who tells her story from Hell, she was very much unhappy and unappreciated child when she was alive.

Book Review: Mystery Girl by David Gordon

Sam Kornberg lives in L.A., his marriage is falling apart and it looks like he’ll never be the novelist he dreamed of being. Looking for any job he might be qualify for , Sam gets a job as an assistant (he specializes in being an “assistant”) detective to Solar Lonsky.

Sam’s first assignment is to track a mysterious woman who triggers the adventure his about to take involving shootouts, mistaken identities, insane asylums and lots of movie talk in a video store.

Book Review: Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende is a fictional novel and a coming of age story. Ms. Allende is an award winning, internationally famous, Chilean writer.

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